Socialization is the learning process to become a unique individual and capable member of society it is also about how people acquire those beliefs, attitudes, values and, certainly, behavior that finally become their way of thinking. A person is socialized from the moment he/she born and one of the most important stages in socialization occur during infancy. It is a stage which a child acquire social experience from their parents and learn to adopt behavior patterns of the community in which they live. So if child’s personality developed out of society it is impossible for them to survive because the child who live or grow up in the isolation from the society has many problems and they can’t lead a normal life. Based on what I have read children with poor socialization skills are less likely to form healthy intimate relationships with other people, they more likely to experience rejection from society.
This is primary socialisation which is taught mainly by families which teaches the young generation the norms and values. There are many different parts to the society, all of which rely on each other to make up the behaviour of society of which we expect; these include the family, economy and education. Most sociologists believe that family as a very important system, the foundations of which society is built on. Murdock strongly believes this and argues that the family “performs four essential functions to meet the needs of society and its members.” These four essential functions include stable satisfaction of the sex drive, reproduction of the next generation, socialisation of the young and meeting its member’s economic needs. The stable satisfaction of the sex drive means being faithful to one partner and thus stopping social destruction caused by being
These experiences can determine a person’s image of identity in society, of whether they’re seen as a good or bad person. A Countless number of people will encounter the majority of their experiences with family. School is also another place where we continue to build up on past understandings, as it will help us to prepare for the rest of our lives. In the film ‘Skin’, it shows the many experiences Sandra Laing encounters during her life which helped to shape her identity. Every individual will have a portion of their identity formed by the experiences that you encounter with their family.
All these institutions have a purpose. The purpose is served by individuals coming together becoming an organised group (Mike O’Donnell 1997) We as humans do not know how to behave when we are born. We learn this through a process of socialisation. Socialisation is a lifelong process in which we are always learning the most considerable part is in early childhood this is known as primary socialisation. An example of primary socialisation would be if a child grew up where prejudices were oblivious and apparent the child would then learn these prejudices as part of their norms believing their prejudices was acceptable.
From watching this documentary, I believe that many of the people in this group were behaving in this strange manner just so they could fit in with this group. From the Text Behavior of a person will depend on his status, genetic traits, upbringing, traditions, and social- conventional rules. Hereditary impulses activate different people differently. Upbringing affects people because it is the instruction and guidance that they receive from their parents all throughout their childhood. A child could become a mirror image of their parents depending on how they are influenced by them.
Without the key skills he/she wouldn’t know the moral rights, wrongs and basic moral values needed in society. Socialisation is a skill learned from parents/carers/social networks/extended family and is something you learn throughout you lives. Socialisation is split into two types; primary and secondary. Primary socialisation is when children learn attitudes, values and actions used to different types of people. Primary socialisation is very important for a child because it sets out their future and how they’re going to behave for the rest of their lives.
A peer group could be the most effective agent of socialisation as during primary socialisation it is becoming more common for children to be enrolled in nurseries while parents work, so children start getting socialising by classmates and friends from a very early age and this continues all through secondary socialisation although it may occur more with the work place. This conveys the reason why people might believe that the peer group is a major part of socialisation as it occurs although our life until we
As these generations age, society changes as well as the family values. Adjustments are made to meet both individual and society needs. The three key processes in which children learn values and develop character should start with the forming of emotional attachments, teaching of pro-social behavior, and respect for authority; and abiding by the rules both within the family structure and society. The forming of emotional attachment should start at birth. First the infant bonds with its mother.
The outcome of the child’s future can be positive or negative, depending on the individual’s choice to either use their childhood experiences as their path in life or to use these experiences as examples to learn from in their future. As we all get older some of us choose the path of becoming parents, and this in tells teaching our children to do what is right, how to take care of themselves, and to get on the right path to success. Becoming a parent is something that we should all take very seriously since our children learn about the world around them through watching our every action. One of the most important things that we teach our children is learning the difference between right and wrong. They learn from the repeated and contrasting consequences that arise from doing the right thing compared to the wrong thing.
Shaun Fuller 9/30/13 SOC 210 Mrs. Deibert Kids are exposed to a lot of different things growing up, that can shape his or her personality. Toys can shape a child’s views on gender. Another key component to the shaping of a child’s personality is the realization of social class. Kids, depending on what social position their family are in, have to sometimes learn at a young what less/ more privilege kids are. There are many factors that play a part to the socialization process in a child life.